The benefits of using VMXNet 3 ?
Posted on 2011-03-01
In my current ESX datacenter deployment I noticed that my predecessor deployed VMs with various type of Network card, some of them with e1000, VMXnet 2 and only few with Enhanced VMXNet 3, I still don't know what is the reason, is it because of the HA / VMotion issue ?
So if I upgrade them all using VMXnet 3 would all of them get performance gain especially when the VM is on the same host eg. DB server and application server ?
any thoughts or comment of why we need to upgrade or not to VMXNet 3 ?